All firefighters do is put out fires and save lives.
“Carpinteria, California -- Wildfires continued to ravage Southern California for a fifth day Friday, with growing blazes and new fires sending rivers of flames through communities and injuring several people.
“The largest of the fires spread across more than 200 square miles by Friday morning and crept toward the college town of Santa Barbara, while a new blaze in San Diego County grew quickly and dangerously, forcing a new round of evacuations.
“These dangers came as firefighters confronted a half-dozen blazes across the region, fires that imperiled communities and homes, burned through streets and roared over mountains, forcing many to flee and leaving them with no idea when they could return home or if they would have anything to return to. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and thousands more remained in danger, officials said.” - Washington Post/ Scott Wilson, Mark Berman, & Eli Rosenberg
12/6: “To make sure that the @LAFD has what it needs to keep you safe at times like these and throughout the year, please consider making a contribution at http://supportlafd.org/donate/”
12/6: United Way: “@vcunitedway's #ThomasFire Relief Fund will support those impacted. Here are three ways to give: Text UWVC to 41444”/ “Visit http://vcunitedway.org”/
12/5: The Humane Society of Ventura County “@HSVC Ojai”/ “http://fb.me/B9XYFQ6G”
- Mashable/ Rebecca Ruiz
Please give to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation: P.O. Drawer 498/ Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727/ 301-447-1365
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